June 3, 2014 1:22 pm

Severe thunderstorm watches, warnings issued across southern Ontario

Severe thunderstorm watches have been issued across much of southern Ontario.

Global News

TORONTO – Severe thunderstorm watches and warnings were issued across much of southern Ontario on Tuesday as storm popped up across the region.

Environment Canada issued the the watches and warnings for parts of southwestern Ontario into cottage country, as well as York and Durham regions.

Heavy rain and hail was reported in Richmond Hill and Markham, with flooding in some areas.

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Storms also dropped heavy rain and produced high winds in Durham Region as it moved southeast.

Meanwhile, a severe storm also blew through Montreal late in the afternoon producing heavy downpours and strong winds.

The thunderstorms are expected to continue across eastern Ontario into the evening.

READ MORE: Thunderstorms 101: Derechoes, supercells, multi-cells…what it all means

As usual, always remember to keep an eye on the sky and to be aware of the weather in your area. If threatening weather approaches, take shelter indoors.

A thunderstorm or tornado watch is issued when conditions are favourable for severe weather. A warning is when hazardous weather is imminent or occurring.

To get real-time weather for your area, download the Global News Skytracker weather app.

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